Here’s a look back at some of the highlights of 2012 at the University of Colorado Boulder, including important accomplishments in research, athletics, the arts and student service, among other top stories:
Singing in your first professional opera is challenge enough. Throw in a 12-hour, trans-Atlantic flight and a mere two days of rehearsal time — with two different conductors — and you’ve got a grand task indeed.
But that’s just what University of Colorado College of Music student Anna Englander will face in January when she travels to Italy to sing the key role of Suzuki for three performances of Puccini’s classic Madama Butterfly in three different cities.
Our campus is constantly under attack by a barrage of attempts to steal personal information (aka phishing). Often these attacks come during holidays when campus IT support is unavailable. Even when you can’t contact the IT Service Center there are still clues and resources to help you figure out if the e-mail you have received is legitimate or a phishing attempt. More at www.colorado.edu/oit/news/holiday-phishing.
Criminology students at CU-Boulder had the opportunity to find out what life is like on the other side of the bars when they toured the prison complex at Cañon City, Colorado.
Three tours held during the fall semester took 59 students to the Territorial Correctional Facility, Colorado State Penitentiary, and Arrowhead Correctional Center to learn about the criminal justice system, prison facilities, and inmates.
CU-Boulder senior Joel Jones says he’s been interested in the environment since he was a kid. He started getting serious about it in high school, where in one of his classes he learned about buildings that were designed with the environment in mind. That class helped propel his interest into a career path.
“I didn’t know about environmental engineering until I came here to CU, and once I learned about it, I decided to make it my focus for my undergraduate career,” said Jones, who will graduate on Dec. 21 with a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental engineering.
CU-Boulder will hold its winter commencement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 21, at 9:30 a.m. in the Coors Events Center on campus.
The ceremony will honor candidates for 2,074 degrees, including 1,560 bachelor’s degrees, 384 master’s degrees, six law degrees and 124 doctoral degrees.
The countdown to finals has begun, which means that Midnight Breakfast is almost here! The semi-annual event will take place on Monday, Dec. 17. Activities start at 9:30 p.m., and breakfast is served from 11:59 p.m. until 1 a.m. in the UMC Alfred Packer Grill. Everything is free for CU students, so pack up your books and notes, come to the UMC, and grab some FREE food on us!
University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor Nikolaus Correll likes to think in multiples. If one robot can accomplish a singular task, think how much more could be accomplished if you had hundreds of them. Correll and his computer science research team recently created a swarm of 20 robots, each the size of a pingpong ball, which they call “droplets.” When the droplets swarm together, Correll said, they form a “liquid that thinks.”